Monday, October 22

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Clogustana Performance
Lower Quad in front of Olin 

4:30 PM - High School Chamber Festival Concert
Centennial Hall 

7:30 PM -Pre-Presidential Debate Discussion
8:00  - 9:30 PM - Debate Coverage
9:30 - Brief Post-Debate Discussion
Olin 109 

Tuesday, October 23

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Flu Shots
Free for Augustana Health Plan participants; $20 for non-participants
Chicago Room, College Center, 2nd floor

9:45 AM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor 

10:45 AM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor 

11:30 - 11:50 AM - Tuesday Reflection - Peter Kivisto, Sociology Dept.
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall, 2nd floor 

2:00 PM - Guiding Life Wellness Program Open Forum
Loft, College Center, 3rd floor  

2:00 PM - 15th annual fall Frieze Lecture Series on the theme "What the Dickens?"
Karin Youngberg will provide an overview of the life and work of Charles Dickens, setting the table for the Series' consideration of Dickens' place in literature and history 
Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL 

4:30 - 7:30 PM - Harvest Buffet
College Center Dining Room 

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Hallowdreen
Trick-or-treat open to children (ages 0-12) of Augie's staff, faculty and administration
Andreen Hall 

8:00 - 9:00 PM - Voice Seminar
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Wednesday, October 24

12:00 - 12:50 PM - Weekly Bible Study for Faculty, Staff, Administrators
"Adventures of the Promise", tracking God's promises to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and asking how those promises intersect with our lives. Bring a Bible if you can. Bring your lunch if you wish.
Chicago Room, College Center 

2:30 PM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Google Forms (surveys)
RSPV to Wendy Ramsdale x8092
Olin 109

5:00 - 6:00 PM - After Hours Poetry and Prose
Students and faculty are invited for a weekly hour of ungraded creative writing.
Sorensen Hall Break Room/Lounge  

7:00 - 8:00 PM - Augustana's Haunted History Tour

8:00 PM - Jazz Combo Soiree
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

Thursday, October 25

9:00 - 10:00 AM - Coffee and Conversation
Community Engagement Center 

9:30 AM -Blue & Gold Certification: Beginning: Google Apps Basic
RSPV to Kristina Jansson  x7476
Olin 109

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Augustana Wellness Team's Poker Walk
The Slough Path (starting by Denkmann Hall) 

6:00 - 9:00 PM - College Night at the Figge: Maximum Exposure
Free admission for college students, faculty and staff. The theme Maximum Exposure, through photo, video, dance and social media opportunities, celebrates the exhibition "Posing Beauty."
Create and view submissions for the College Night YouTube Video contest that poses the questions "What makes you beautiful?" and "What makes other people beautiful?" VISA gift cards will be given to first-, second- and third-place winners. For more information, visit the Figge YouTube channe
Figge Museum, 225 W 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 

6:30 - 8:00 PM - A Night of Explosions, Color Changes, and Toothpaste?
Augustana chemistry students and faculty will perform exciting chemistry demonstrations. All ages are welcome.
Hanson Hall of Science 102 

7:00 - 9:00 PM - Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday. Family and friends remember those who have died. Altars will be outside Ascension Chapel and one in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts.
Casa Latina

Friday, October 26

4:00 PM - Friday Conversation - College Learning Outcomes Statements presented by the Assessment Committee
3:30 PM - Refreshments
Wilson Center

8:00 - 10:00 PM - Augustana Choir and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble Fall Concert
Centennial Hall 

Saturday, October 27

2:00 PM Augustana Concert Band Concert
Centennial Hall 

4:00 PM - Student Recital-Brooke Randazzo, voice
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

7:00 PM - Pianist Leon Bates, Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist, will perform
Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building 

8:00 PM - Augustana Symphonic Band Concert
Centennial Hall 

Sunday, October 28

No events scheduled

Volume 10, Issue 10 - October 22, 2012

CARE Retention Alert Program

CARE Retention Alert

The CARE Retention Alert program was launched in Fall 2012 to support Augustana's efforts to identify and intervene with students at risk of attrition.  It represents a new partnership between Academic Affairs and Students Services that will help us retain and graduate students. The CARE program creates a centralized database of information about students struggling with academic and nonacademic challenges, and the actions taken by various people/offices to support them.

The primary source of information about struggling students will be faculty in their roles as instructors and academic advisors.  All faculty at Augustana can create a "CARE Report" for any student using the instructions below.  Submitting a report is easy and assures others on campus will be notified and can take action promptly.  If you have questions about how or when to use CARE after reading this document, please contact Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising, at x8290 or at

Some initial thoughts about the CARE program:

How to submit a CARE Report:

  1. Log in to WebAdvisor at
  2. Under "CARE Retention Alert," click on "Submit CARE Report."  You will be taken to a login page for Augustana College Advocate.
  3. Click on "Staff Member" and enter your Augustana network username and password.
  4. On the next screen, click on "Create CARE Report."
  5. Begin typing the first or last name of the student.  When you see the student's name appear below, click on it.  If you have CARE Reports to file for more than one student, please use a separate report for each. This facilitates the tracking of each student's reports. Once the student's name is shown in the box, you can click on the name to see the student's photo and advisor.  
  6. Choose the appropriate report type, or choose more than one as needed. This will generate additional options below for you to complete. Most fields are required (indicated by an asterisk), but some, like "Other Actions Taken" and "Time and Location" are not. Use these fields if relevant. 
  7. Hit "submit" and your report is complete. You can now file an additional CARE Report or log out of the program. 

How a CARE Report is processed:

  1. The First Year Advising office is notified immediately by email when a CARE Report is submitted.
  2. CARE Reports for first year students will be managed by Mary Windeknecht. Reports on students at the sophomore level and above are forwarded to Evelyn Campbell, Dean of Students.
  3. A student's advisor and the individual who submitted the report will be notified by email that the report was received. In most cases, notification occurs within an hour or two of the submission.
  4. In most cases, the student's advisor will be asked to follow up on the student concern. That includes meeting with the student to address the concern and connecting him/her to campus resources. The Director of First Year Advising will provide support as needed.
  5. In addition to notifying advisors, other people and offices that interface with the student will be notified and may be asked to take action on the student's behalf. These offices include Residence Life, the Reading/Writing Center, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance, Multicultural Services and others. The advisor will be included on these notices so he/she can coordinate as needed.  Advisors are encouraged to communicate directly with other offices for an effective intervention.
  6. In situations where several CARE Reports have been submitted for a student, or the student is experiencing multiple challenges, the Director of First Year Advising and/or the Dean of Students may work with the student directly. They will work closely with the advisor in these circumstances.

For Academic Advisors:

  1. Advisors will be notified by email when a CARE report is submitted about one of their advisees. The email may include suggestions from the First Year Advising or Dean of Students office.
  2. To get an update on the status of your advisees' CARE Reports, please login to WebAdvisor and click on "My Advisees CARE Reports."  The report is updated nightly.

For faculty who submit a CARE Report:

  1. Faculty who submit a CARE Report will be copied on the initial email notifying the advisor of the student's report.
  2. To get an update on the status of CARE Reports you submitted, please login to WebAdvisor and click on "CARE Reports I submitted." The report is updated nightly.


9/27/12 Mary Windeknecht